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Protein Digestion in the Small Intestine

Pancreatic proteases

-Trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, procarboxyy peptidases, proelastase, collagenase 

-Must be activated

-Hydrolyze peptide bonds either internally or from ends

-Produce mono-, di-, tri-, and oligopeptides

Brush Border Aminopeptidase

-Further hydrolyzes som tri- and oligopeptides

-Tripeptidase= 1 free amino acids + peptide

-Dipeptidase= 2 free amino acids 

Filed under Protein small intestine peptides pancreas protease DIgestion Nutrition Absorption Brush Border Hydrolysis monopeptide dipeptide tripeptide

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